Linda's Blog

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The goal of this blog is to discuss current issues of interest to nursing education. Once you read a blog, let me know what you think! And, check back often; I will continue to add topics. If there is a specific topic you’d like addressed, please let me know.

Why the NCSBN’s CJMM Alone Cannot be Used to Teach Clinical Judgment

Is teaching nursing students clinical judgment as simple as asking questions that align with the 6 cognitive processes of the NCSBN’s Clinical Judgment Measurement Model? Is the goal to teach students how to answer NGN questions or to teach students clinical judgment for safe practice? Or both? What is the best way to prepare nursing students to think to achieve both goals? That is the question! This blog answers that question.

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The First Results of the Next Generation NCLEX® – Thoughts to Ponder

The NCLEX® pass rates for Quarter 2, 2023 represent the results of the first administration of the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN). As expected, everyone interested in the effect of the NGN on pass rates was pleasantly surprised! It seemed unbelievable …

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Dr. Caputi’s Notes from the September 22, 2022 Virtual NCLEX Conference

On September 22, 2022, I attended the Virtual NCLEX Conference. The NCSBN staff were truly informative. This blog contains the notes I made while attending the conference. I hope you find them helpful!

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Resiliency and Clinical Judgment – What’s the connection?

With all the rhetoric about the need to learn clinical judgment focused on preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX, the many benefits of engaging in sound clinical judgment may not be appreciated. Consider this scenario: A nursing faculty approaches a …

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